Intellectual Disabilities
Children and adults with intellectual disabilities inspire us every day at Special Olympics events around the world. But what are intellectual disabilities?
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Intellectual disability (ID) is a term used to describe a person with certain limitations in cognitive functioning and other skills, including communication and self-care.
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Fragile X is a genetic condition that affects a person’s development, especially behavior and the ability to learn.
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Down syndrome describes a set of cognitive and physical symptoms that result from having an extra copy or part of a copy of chromosome 21.
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Autism is a complex neurological and developmental condition that affects how a person learns, communicates and interacts with others.
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There are many other types of intellectual disabilities -- some have known causes, while others remain unknown.
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No matter where you are, consider these basic rules for communicating with a person with an intellectual disability.